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135 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 2468
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (3 reviews)
“haggis” (2 reviews)
“great beer” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
££ - £££
135 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little bar, a rare find it seems in this town. Cosy and historic space. Outside pavement seating. Good range of wines and ales.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Four of us went to the Albar. The food and drinks were varied and will appeal to people of all ages and both sexes. We had tapas food which was well presented and tasty; for beer drinkers you won’t be disappointed because there was a...More

Thank RussellCoventry
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Compact, alive, excellent selection of drinks of all kinds. Awesome background music to add to the atmosphere. Lovely eats. Staff and Owners are friendly and helpful. It's like a local pub in the Country but centred in the City....everyone is greeted on a personal basis...More

Thank Roadie366
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Albar is always a pleasant bar to visit, whether having a coffee at the tables out the front in the midday sun or settling in for a few pints with friends on a Saturday evening. Good beers - including hand-pulled ales - and whiskies are...More

Thank travelsominx
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Nice pub on the centrally located Stuart Street, seconds down from the Octagon. Friendly staff, nice range of beers.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Albar is a Dunedin icon. It's a local's whiskey bar with a Celtic heritage, but is welcoming to visitors. The bar food includes mussel pots, and these would have to be the highlight and are a fantastic accompaniment to the tasting of whiskies and...More

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in for an early evening drink before dinner and could've easily stayed longer. The selection was impressive for a small place. Tried some craft beers recommended by the barman and we were not disappointed. It was lovely and warm inside and obviously popular.

Thank Knappstars
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Love going here when we get the chance, great selection of beers and a good atmosphere, tasty tapas also with a good mix of people. Just off the octagon and not as hectic as other bars in the area

Thank kenmon19
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a drink and ended up having dinner here. The guys that were working that night were very friendly. Beer selection was pretty good and they had a great deal for the malt/Scotch of the week at $9. The...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Visited this prior to going to see Bruce Fummey's History of Scotland at the Fortune Theatre. Had a nice pint of Emerson 1812 and a haggis and black pudding roll. Great food and great beer. For whisky afficiendos there was a selection of 50 single...More

Thank Jack P P
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Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 2468
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